Michelle Hurd

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Michelle Hurd
Born (1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 47)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Garret Dillahunt

Michelle Hurd (born December 21, 1966) is an American actress. She is married to actor Garret Dillahunt.

Early life[edit]

Michelle Hurd is the daughter of actor Hugh L. Hurd. She graduated from Saint Ann's School in 1984 and Boston University in 1988, and studied with the Alvin Ailey School. After her graduation from college, she studied at London's National Theatre[citation needed].

Career[edit]

Hurd's Broadway credits include the 1996 Stephen SondheimGeorge Furth play Getting Away with Murder. Other theater credits include Othello, A.M.L., Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Looking for the Pony[citation needed] at Manhattan Theater Source with her sister Adrienne Hurd. She met her husband, Garret Dillahunt, in 900 Oneonta at the Circle Repertory Company. She has won several awards, including the Robbie Award and the California Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for the premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour.

She has also appeared in several movies, including Random Hearts, Personals and as the comic book superhero B.B. DaCosta/Fire in the failed television pilot Justice League of America (1997). After working in television roles such as The Cosby Mysteries, New York Undercover and The Practice, she appeared in a 1997 episode of Law & Order. Her performance as a corrupt FBI informant caught the attention of L&O producer Dick Wolf, who two years later cast her in the spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Monique Jeffries. She co-starred with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay for the first season before leaving the series in 2000, but she did appear in the first, seventh and sixteenth episodes of season two, her final appearance being in March 2001. In 2001, she appeared in the Showtime original series Leap Years, where her character was the on-and-off love interest of a bisexual character played by her real-life husband.

Television roles include parts in Charmed, The O.C., According to Jim, Shark, Bones, and Gossip Girl. From 2006 to 2007, she had a recurring role on ER as television news producer Courtney Brown, who became close to Dr. Kerry Weaver.

She played Diana, the leading role, in the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company's February 10 – March 29, 2009 production of Lope de Vega's Dog in the Manger.[1][2]

She won a Robbie Award for Best Actress for her work in the world premiere of The Violet Hour at South Coast Repertory. She played in Hamlet at the North Shore Theater.[3][4]

In 2010, Hurd began a starring role on the A&E Network drama The Glades, playing Colleen Manus.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Rude Awakening Student on street
1994 Vanishing Son II Anita Television film
1997 Justice League of America B.B. DaCosta/Fire Television film
1998 Wilbur Falls State police #2
1999 Personals Lorraine
1999 Random Hearts Susan
2000 Double Parked Lola
2006 Play It by Ear Mary Ann
2009 Too Late to Say Goodbye Det. Ann Roche Television film
2012 Girl Most Likely Libby
2012 Naughty or Nice Helen Purcell Television film
2014 Within the Dark Christine Booth Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991–1997 Another World Dana Kramer Role held: May 28, 1991 – September 2, 1994;
November 10, 1995 – June 9, 1997
1994–1995 New York Undercover A.D.A. Reynolds 5 episodes
1995 Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby Mysteries Jogger Episode: "Comic Book Murder"
1995 New York News Asia Episode: "Good-Bye Gator"
1997 Law & Order Angela Roney Episode: "Entrapment"
1997 Practice, TheThe Practice D.A. Renee Williams 2 episodes
1997–1998 Malcolm & Eddie Simone Lewis 8 episodes
1997 Players Laura Jenkins Episode: "Con Amore"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Diane Lerner Episode: "The Getaway"
1999 Action Gina Episode: "Pilot"
1999–2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Monique Jeffries Main cast (seasons 1–2); 25 episodes
2001 Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive Nettie Beaumont Episode: "Lagniappe"
2001–2002 Leap Years Athena Barnes Main cast
2003 Skin Detective Kimberly Banks 3 episodes
2004 According to Jim Kitson 3 episodes
2004 Kevin Hill Dr. Brooke Mills Episode: "Homework"
2004 O.C., TheThe O.C. Ms. Fisher Episode: "The Way We Were"
2005 Charmed Katya Episode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2006 Bones Detective Rose Harding Episode: "The Man in the Morgue"
2006 Smith Agent Lowry Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Kidnapped Katherine Episode: "Burn, Baby, Burn"
2006–2007 ER Courtney Brown 6 episodes
2007 Shark Dr. Connie Vasquez Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
2007–2008 Gossip Girl Laurel 6 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Agent Diane Reed Episode: "Out of Time"
2009 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Tamara Episode: "Unprepared"
2010 FlashForward Liz Kayson Episode: "Course Correction"
2010–2013 Glades, TheThe Glades Colleen Manus Main cast; 43 episodes
2011–2013 90210 Rachel Gray 6 episodes
2012 Blue Bloods CIA Anne Reynolds Episode: "Risk and Reward"
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Diana Calder Episode: "Emily and... the Love of Larping"
2013 Golden Boy Louise Reed Episode: "Longshot"
2013 Raising Hope Agent Thompson Episode: "Murder, She Hoped"
2014 Pretty Little Liars Elizabeth Mainway Episode: "Who's in the Box?"
2014 Witches of East End Alex 2 episodes
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Terminator 3: The Redemption Various Voice

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Getting Away with Murder Charmaine Broadhurst Theatre
March 17, 1996 – March 31, 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dog in the Manger – 2008–2009 Season Artistic Team and Cast". The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Dog in the Manger – 2008–2009 Season – One on One with Michael Hayden and Michelle Hurd". Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Retrieved March 19, 2009. I most recently played Laurel in Gossip Girl. It was fun for me as I often play cops and lawyers and doctors and this time I had the opportunity to play a mean fashionista ... and wear cute outfits and heels. 
  3. ^ Playbill for Dog in the Manger. Washington, D.C.: The Shakespeare Theatre Company. February–March 2009. p. 20. 
  4. ^ Hunt, Annie (January 21, 2009). "SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY'S 2008–2009 SEASON CONTINUES WITH The Dog in the Manger (press release)" (Press release). Retrieved March 19, 2009. She has appeared on Broadway in Getting Away with Murder at the Broadhurst Theatre and Off-Broadway in many productions including 900 Oneonta, A.M.L., Looking for the Pony, Hot Keys and Conquering Thursday. Hurd’s regional theatre credits include west coast premier of The Violet Hour at South Coast Repertory, where she won the Robbie Award for best actress and North Shore Theater’s production of Hamlet and her film credits include Random Hearts, Personals, Double Parked, Wolf and King of New York. 

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